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Thank you for stopping by.  My name is Sergio Lopez Miro and I have been involved in the swimming world as a swimmer or as a coach for almost 40 years.  Swimming has given me a path in life and my goal is to share some of my thoughts and experiences here with you.  Let me know what you think and enjoy!



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Bolles Relays Break two National Records

What a great day our Bolles Bulldogs had yesterday at the FSPA High School Invitational.  Every one of our girls and boys swam really well yesterday at the Invite and it is hopefully a good sign of what the team can do in five weeks at the State Championships.  I honestly feel that this is the “BEST” team that we have had here at Bolles in the last six seasons in depth, youth and experience.  Our girls’ team is full of youth and with very good Senior leadership and I think they will surprise this year. Very exciting!

The highlights of the meet were the two High School National Records that our boys’ team broke in the 200 Free Relay and the 400 Free Relay.  Most impressive is the fact that we did not rest and taper for this meet.  I know people will say they wore ‘FAST” suits and they had to be rested.  They did were FAST suits or at least old FAST suits, since I wanted the whole team to have a meet before the State meet to feel and understand that they will be ready to swim very well at the State meet. Also Thursday afternoon we had to cut our practice short due to a really bad thunderstorm, and Friday I gave them the morning off to get ready.

Also this group of four boys this past Tuesday (10/2/12) swam a dual meet after school at our pool and wearing just the training suits they went an impressive 200 Medley Relay with a 1:31.59.  I don’t have the splits here with me but it was something like: Ryan Murphy (back) 22.4, Joseph Schooling (breaststroke) 26.6, Josh Booth (fly) 22.4 and Santo Condorelli (free) 20.2.  Too bad we did not swim it this yesterday ;-).  Also they went 3:03.32 in the 400 Free Relay.

Here is a picture of the four Boys that broke both records last night:

Ryan Murphy (Sr.), Santo Condorelli (Sr.), Joseph Schooling (Jr.) and Josh Booth (Jr.)

Below you will find the videos of both races.  When you watch the videos think that these four swimmers swam other events before the relays and like Ryan Murphy between the 200 Free Relay, the 100 Back and the 400 Free Relay he had less than 30 minutes.

Swims today by the four relay boys:

Ryan Murphy: 200 IM 1:47.76, 200 Free Relay 20.24 (lead off), 100 Back 47.45, 400 Free Relay 44.42 (lead off)

Joseph Schooling: 200 Free 1:38.19, 200 Free Relay 20.58, 100 Fly 47.5, 400 Free Relay 44.68

Santo Condorelli: 50 Free 20.48, 100 Free 44.58, 200 Free Relay 20.03, 400 Free Relay 43.80

Josh Booth: 200 Free 1:42.04, 100 Free 47.43, 200 Free Relay 20.03, 400 Free Relay 45.58


Click for full Results: 2012 FSPA Invitational


Here is the Video for the 200 Free Relay

1:20.88 – Ryan Murphy 20.24 / Joseph Schooling 20.58 / Santo Condorelli 20.03 / Josh Booth 20.03




Here is the video for the 400 Free Relay

2:58.58 – Ryan Murphy 44.52 / Joseph Schooling 44.68 / Santo Condorelli 43.80 / Josh Booth 45.58




If you have a blog, swimming website, Facebook please feel free to post/share these videos if you would like to.  Hopefully in November I will be able to post more but this time also for our girls ;-) 

Now few hours of rest, and back to work and get better.


Emiro Goossen Commits to the University of Florida

Today I will show you the video of Emiro Goossen telling us where he has committed to become a student-athlete in college.  Emiro is one of the upcoming young swimmers that I coach at Bolles that I really believe has the potential to become a player at the NCAA level and also at the international level for his country Trinidad & Tobago.

Emiro has many ties to the University of Florida with his brother being a Junior and his uncle being the Men’s Associate Head Coach for the Gators, Anthony Nesty Olympic Gold Medalist in the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea.

Emiro has the size and the feeling for the water and he has been working very hard to make sure that when he gets to Florida he can become an asset in the sprint department for the Gators.  He is a very good freestyler and very good butterflyer.  His best times from last year:

50 Free:               21.06

100 Free:             46.26

100 Fly:                50.36 

Watch out for him this High school season and also at Junior Nationals.  I have a good feeling about this one ;-)



Ashley Neidigh commits to Auburn University 

I am going to try to share with all of you where our swimmers (Bolles) decide to attend college.  First one is Ashley Neidigh class of 2013 has committed to Auburn University.

Here is a video from this morning after practice:

Ashley has been coached primarily by Coach Jon Sakovich.  He has done a tremendous job with Ashley these past few years and I have no doubts in my mind that she will excel at a very high level as a student-athlete at Auburn University.  Ashley is a very versatile swimmer that in a couple of years she will be able to help Auburn in many events: 200 Free, 500 Free, 1000 Free, 1650 Free, 200 IM, 400 IM, 100 Breast and 200 Breast.

Best Times Short Course Yards:

200 Free:             1:51.77 (9/12/11)

500 Free:             4:45.53 (8/12/11)

1000 Free:           9:49.54 (2/24/11)

1650 Free:           16:13.50 (10/12/11)

200 IM:                 2:02.75 (11/11/11)

400 IM:                 4:18.05 (12/9/11)

100 Breast:          1:05.98 (9/12/11)

200 Breast:          2:16.76 (10/12/11)

I also believe that Ashley has a great future as a USA swimmer and her events in long course will only get better and better.  Great talent, great work ethics and most important great person. 


War Eagle! 

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